Questions about Islamic terms, the ways they are used, and what they mean.

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Islam position of the use of “Allah” word by non-Muslims as a synonym to God

This is because I read today the news about Malaysia banning of a comic book using the word "Allah" to describe its hero. (Al Jazeera) For me I feel that using it in such context is defaming to ...
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What does Shurooq means?

when I used console-mode time prayer for my Ubuntu, there about was called Shurooq. One thing that I know about it that it 's shown time before allowed to held duha prayer. Are there another else ...
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Is it correct to use Al-Haj before the name of persons who completed their haj?

I saw most of the muslims who were completed their Hajj, add the prefix Al-Haj or Hajito their names like adding Al-Hafiz to those who finished memorizing the whole Al-Quran. Haji is an honorific ...
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Why is Islam called “The Religion of Peace”?

What does it mean. Is this politically correct term to describe Islam? What is its origin? Islam - Religion of Peace - Wikipedia
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Did the Quran ever mention Universe?

I am intrigued by the world السماواتthat is often used in Holy Quran to describe God creation of skies and the earth. In arabic السماوات means skies, which is not the same as Universe. Sky is the ...
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What is a “saint” in Islam?

How does Islam define the word saint? Does it just mean any reasonably good person; or a person in close communication with God? Is it in some way analogous to the Christian concept of a "saved" ...
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What does “shahid” mean?

When shahid is used to mean "martyr" (rather than "witness"), who is considered a shahid? Does someone who died in a battle qualify? What about suicide bombers? Does the act of becoming a shahid ...
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Difference between “mukhlis” and “mukhlas”

Two words mentioned in the Qur'an are mukhlis (with I) and mukhlas (with A). They come from the same root word as "ikhlaas," which means sincerity. The former is often translated as "a person of ...
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What is a 'non-believer' or 'pagan'?

Under what conditions is someone considered a 'non-believer' or 'pagan' in Islam? Does believing in one God constitute 'belief', and is a Christian or Jew (or followers of monotheistic non-Abrahamic ...
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Why are converts to Islam called reverts?

I have noticed that when a person converts from one religion to Islam it is said that he or she reverted. This is said even when it is the first time he or she embraces Islam as a religion. Why is ...